Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Supreme's (minus One) critical Cases THIS TERM!


Reuters just reported (Again, I am quoting, and simply re-formatting words to make them EASIER to underSTAND!  (... means, I deleted...)

Supreme Court to set guidelines for Trump treatment of non-citizens

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide three cases in coming months that could help or hinder President Donald Trump's efforts to ramp up border security and accelerate deportations of those in the country illegally.

The three cases, which reached the court before (...)President Barack Obama left office, all deal (...) broadly with the degree (...) which non-citizens can assert rights under the U.S. Constitution.
They come at a time when the court is one justice short and divided along ideological lines, with four conservatives and four liberals.
Case 1:The most pertinent of the three cases(...)whether immigrants in custody (...)have the right to a hearing (...)when their cases are not promptly adjudicated.
The long-running class action (...) brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on behalf of (...)immigrants detained for more than six months, (...) includes legal permanent residents in deportation proceedings because they were convicted of crimes.  
A decision in the case requiring additional court hearings could have very direct implications for the administration's plans,(...) since immigration courts currently have a backlog of more than 500,000 cases.  The ACLU estimates that up to 8,000 immigrants nationwide at any given time have been held for at least six months.

Case 2 & 3:
The other cases to (...) concern whether U.S. government officials can be sued over mistreatment of non-citizens in two separate contexts.

# 2  Whether the family of 15-year-old Mexican teenager Sergio Hernandez, who was killed while on Mexican soil by a U.S. agent firing from across the border in Texas, can sue under the U.S. Constitution.
  #3  A long running civil lawsuit brought by immigrants, mainly Muslims, who were detained in New York after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and claim they were mistreated.
The group of Muslim, Arab and South Asian non-U.S. citizens say they were held as terrorism suspects based on race, religion, ethnicity and immigration status and abused in detention before being deported.
But the best line in the article is the last!

(...)An immigration law professor at Drexel University's(...) Law School, said the furor over the treatment of non-U.S. citizens affected by the travel ban could bleed over into how the court approaches the cases.

"It might be the atmospherics of what’s going on now might lead to a closer look from the justices," he said.

 Hmmm... Them's THINKING words!

I also predict that there will be a major Filibuster over Trump's supreme court nomination, and that the 9th chair will go unfilled for four years, or until Trump resigns, and Pence is impeached.

No comments: